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ScoutWav: Two-Step Fine-Tuning on Self-Supervised Automatic Speech Recognition for Low-Resource Environments (2022)
Conference Proceeding
Fatehi, K., Torres, M. T., & Kucukyilmaz, A. (2022). ScoutWav: Two-Step Fine-Tuning on Self-Supervised Automatic Speech Recognition for Low-Resource Environments. In Proceedings of Interspeech 2022 (3523-3527). https://doi.org/10.21437/Interspeech.2022-10270

Recent improvements in Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) systems obtain extraordinary results. However, there are specific domains where training data can be either limited or not representative enough, which are known as Low-Resource Environments (... Read More about ScoutWav: Two-Step Fine-Tuning on Self-Supervised Automatic Speech Recognition for Low-Resource Environments.

A confirmatory factorial analysis of the Chatbot Usability Scale: a multilanguage validation (2022)
Journal Article
Borsci, S., Schmettow, M., Malizia, A., Chamberlain, A., & van der Velde, F. (2022). A confirmatory factorial analysis of the Chatbot Usability Scale: a multilanguage validation. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00779-022-01690-0

The Bot Usability Scale (BUS) is a standardised tool to assess and compare the satisfaction of users after interacting with chatbots to support the development of usable conversational systems. The English version of the 15-item BUS scale (BUS-15) wa... Read More about A confirmatory factorial analysis of the Chatbot Usability Scale: a multilanguage validation.

Push-to-See: Learning Non-Prehensile Manipulation to Enhance Instance Segmentation via Deep Q-Learning (2022)
Conference Proceeding
Serhan, B., Pandya, H., Kucukyilmaz, A., & Neumann, G. (2022). Push-to-See: Learning Non-Prehensile Manipulation to Enhance Instance Segmentation via Deep Q-Learning. In IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2022) (1513-1519). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICRA46639.2022.9811645

Efficient robotic manipulation of objects for sorting and searching often rely upon how well the objects are perceived and the available grasp poses. The challenge arises when the objects are irregular, have similar visual features (e.g., textureless... Read More about Push-to-See: Learning Non-Prehensile Manipulation to Enhance Instance Segmentation via Deep Q-Learning.

Mediated Visits: Longitudinal Domestic Dwelling with Mobile Robotic Telepresence (2022)
Conference Proceeding
Boudouraki, A., Reeves, S., Fischer, J. E., & Rintel, S. (2022). Mediated Visits: Longitudinal Domestic Dwelling with Mobile Robotic Telepresence. . https://doi.org/10.1145/3491102.3517640

Mobile Robotic Telepresence (MRP) systems are remotely controlled, mobile videoconferencing devices that allow the remote user to move independently and have a physical presence in the environment. This paper presents a longitudinal study of MRP use... Read More about Mediated Visits: Longitudinal Domestic Dwelling with Mobile Robotic Telepresence.

Demonstrating Interaction: The Case of Assistive Technology (2022)
Journal Article
Reyes-Cruz, G., Fischer, J. E., & Reeves, S. (2022). Demonstrating Interaction: The Case of Assistive Technology. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 29(5), 1-37. https://doi.org/10.1145/3514236

Technology 'demos' have become a staple in technology design practice, especially for showcasing prototypes or systems. However, demonstrations are also commonplace and multifaceted phenomena in everyday life, and thus have found their way into empir... Read More about Demonstrating Interaction: The Case of Assistive Technology.

Room to breathe: Using adaptive architecture to examine the relationship between alexithymia and interoception (2021)
Journal Article
Abdulhamid, H., Jäger, N., Schnädelbach, H., & Smith, A. D. (2022). Room to breathe: Using adaptive architecture to examine the relationship between alexithymia and interoception. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 153, Article 110708. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychores.2021.110708

Objective: Individuals with alexithymia experience difficulties interpreting emotional states in self and others, which has been associated with interoceptive impairment. Current theories are primarily based on subjective and conscious measures of in... Read More about Room to breathe: Using adaptive architecture to examine the relationship between alexithymia and interoception.

Patient, carer, and staff perceptions of robotics in motor rehabilitation: a systematic review and qualitative meta-synthesis (2021)
Journal Article
Laparidou, D., Curtis, F., Akanuwe, J., Goher, K., Niroshan Siriwardena, A., & Kucukyilmaz, A. (2021). Patient, carer, and staff perceptions of robotics in motor rehabilitation: a systematic review and qualitative meta-synthesis. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 18(1), Article 181. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12984-021-00976-3

Background: In recent years, robotic rehabilitation devices have often been used for motor training. However, to date, no systematic reviews of qualitative studies exploring the end-user experiences of robotic devices in motor rehabilitation have bee... Read More about Patient, carer, and staff perceptions of robotics in motor rehabilitation: a systematic review and qualitative meta-synthesis.

Intelligent control of exoskeletons through a novel learning-from-demonstration method (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Ugur, E., Samur, E., Ugurlu, B., Erol Barkana, D., Kucukyilmaz, A., & Bebek, O. (2020, September). Intelligent control of exoskeletons through a novel learning-from-demonstration method. Poster presented at Cybathlon Symposium 2020, Zurich, Switzerland

We present a novel concept that enables the intelligent and adaptive control of exoskeletons through exploiting our state-of-the-art learning from demonstration (LfD) method, namely Conditional Neural Movement Primitives (CNMPs) [1], on our integrate... Read More about Intelligent control of exoskeletons through a novel learning-from-demonstration method.

Reframing Disability as Competency: Unpacking Everyday Technology Practices of People with Visual Impairments (2020)
Conference Proceeding
Reyes-Cruz, G., Fischer, J. E., & Reeves, S. (2020). Reframing Disability as Competency: Unpacking Everyday Technology Practices of People with Visual Impairments. In CHI '20: Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. https://doi.org/10.1145/3313831.3376767

More than a billion people in the world live with some form of visual impairment, and a wide variety of technologies are now routinely used by them in the course of 'getting on' in everyday life. However, little is known about the ways in which assis... Read More about Reframing Disability as Competency: Unpacking Everyday Technology Practices of People with Visual Impairments.

Progressivity for voice interface design (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Fischer, J. E., Reeves, S., Porcheron, M., & Sikveland, R. O. (2019). Progressivity for voice interface design. In CUI '19: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Conversational User Interfaceshttps://doi.org/10.1145/3342775.3342788

Drawing from Conversation Analysis (CA), we examine how the orientation towards progressivity in talk--keeping things moving--might help us better understand and design for voice interactions. We introduce progressivity by surveying its explication i... Read More about Progressivity for voice interface design.

Experimental Studies of a Pulse Pressurisation Technique for Measuring Building Airtightness (2019)
Journal Article
Zheng, X., Zu, Y., Cooper, E., Gillott, M., Tetlow, D., Riffat, S., & Wood, C. (2019). Experimental Studies of a Pulse Pressurisation Technique for Measuring Building Airtightness. Future Cities and Environment, 5(1), 1-17. https://doi.org/10.5334/fce.66

A pulse pressurisation technique is developed and utilised for determining building leakage at low pressure, based on a "quasi-steady pulse" concept. The underlying principle of the technique is to subject the building envelope to a known volume chan... Read More about Experimental Studies of a Pulse Pressurisation Technique for Measuring Building Airtightness.

Brain-Controlled Cinema (2019)
Book Chapter
Ramchurn, R., Martindale, S., Wilson, M. L., Benford, S., & Chamberlain, A. (2019). Brain-Controlled Cinema. In A. Nijholt (Ed.), Brain Art: Brain-Computer Interfaces for Artistic Expression, 377-408. Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-14323-7_14

Monitoring the Different Stages of Industrial Cleaning using Ultrasonic Sensors (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Watson, N. J., Escrig Escrig, J., Woolley, E., Rangappa, S., & Simeone, A. (2019, May). Monitoring the Different Stages of Industrial Cleaning using Ultrasonic Sensors. Paper presented at 7th International Symposium on Sensor Science, Naples, Italy

Clean-in-Place (CIP) technologies use a combination of time, temperature, chemicals and mechanical force (caused by flowing water) to clean processing equipment in the food and drink, pharmaceutical and fast moving consumer goods sectors. One of the... Read More about Monitoring the Different Stages of Industrial Cleaning using Ultrasonic Sensors.

Tracking the Consumption of Home Essentials (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Fuentes, C., Porcheron, M., Fischer, J. E., Costanza, E., Malik, O., & Ramchurn, S. D. (2019). Tracking the Consumption of Home Essentials. In CHI '19: Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systemshttps://doi.org/10.1145/3290605.3300869

Predictions of people's behaviour increasingly drive interactions with a new generation of IoT services designed to support everyday life in the home, from shopping to heating. Based on the premise that such automation is difficult due to the conting... Read More about Tracking the Consumption of Home Essentials.

New Directions for the IoT: Automate, Share, Build, and Care (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Fuentes, C., Porcheron, M., Fischer, J. E., Costanza, E., Verdezoto, N., Herskovic, V., …Takayama, L. (2019). New Directions for the IoT: Automate, Share, Build, and Care. In Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. https://doi.org/10.1145/3290607.3299000

As the IoT is taking hold in the home, in healthcare, factories, and industry, new challenges and approaches arise for HCI research and design. For example, HCI is exploring agency delegation and automation to support the user in managing the deluge... Read More about New Directions for the IoT: Automate, Share, Build, and Care.

Adaptive Architecture and Personal Data (2019)
Journal Article
Schnädelbach, H., Jäger, N., & Urquhart, L. (2019). Adaptive Architecture and Personal Data. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 26(2), 1-31. https://doi.org/10.1145/3301426

Via sensors carried by people and sensors embedded in the environment, personal data is being processed to try to understand activity patterns and people{\textquoteright}s internal states in the context of human-building interaction. This data is use... Read More about Adaptive Architecture and Personal Data.

Deployment of a distributed multi-agent architecture for transformable assembly (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Chaplin, J. C., & Ratchev, S. (2018). Deployment of a distributed multi-agent architecture for transformable assembly. In Precision assembly in the digital age. , (15-28). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-05931-6_2

Industry 4.0 represents a new philosophy in manufacturing systems, based on networked, intelligent, and cooperative resources. This revolution is necessary to make the cost-effective production of batch-size-of-one customised items in high-value manu... Read More about Deployment of a distributed multi-agent architecture for transformable assembly.